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Conventions, seventeenth, 1940-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 37, microdex: 3
Conventions, seventeenth, 1940-1946
Conventions, seventeenth, 1940-1946

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Student Assembly of the Seventeenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Similar to the business and professional, and industrial associations, student associations are faced with new challenges as men return from World War II. Returning soldiers are returning to school and are given priority over women college students. In addition to opportunity for women and the changing economic, social, and political environments, the assembly discusses at length its cooperation with other organizations such as the YMCA and the United Student Christian Council as well as its relationship to the national YWCA of the U.S.A. movement. Throughout the assembly, the role of participating in a Christian movement on campus is discussed. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1940-1946

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


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